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The price of local government: Village of Rockdale

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 5, 2017


The village of Rockdale budget was $3.24 million for its 2015 fiscal year, or $5,941.27 per household.

That's an increase of 5.7 percent from 2014 when the village spent $3.06 million, or $5,623.42 per household.

Rockdale has 545 households and a population of 1,957.

Since 2001, the village of Rockdale budget has fallen by 20.7 percent, from $4.08 million. The village population has grown 3.7 percent over the same period, from 1,888.

Salaries accounted for 19.3 percent of village spending in 2015. Rockdale property taxpayers paid $624,727.56 for 11 full-time employees and 16 part-time employees.

In 2001, the village had nine full-time employees and four part-time employees and spent $522,460.46.

Year
Population
Budget
Salaries
Salary %
# Employees
$$ Per Employee
2015
1,957
$3,237,990
$624,727.56
19.3
27
$23,138.05
2014
1,957
$3,064,765
$649,887.77
21.2
17
$38,228.69
2013
1,976
$2,769,000
$542,251.84
19.6
33
$16,431.87
2012
1,976
$3,021,742
$569,259.22
18.8
31
$18,363.20
2011
1,978
$2,934,036
$582,543.36
19.9
24
$24,272.64
2010
1,978
$2,876,010
$587,809.38
20.4
22
$26,718.60
2009
1,978
$2,967,380
$594,522.38
20
24
$24,771.76
2008
1,888
$3,035,180
$584,269.89
19.2
23
$25,403.03
2007
1,888
$3,559,140
$573,378.39
16.1
26
$22,053.01
2006
1,888
$4,684,200
$548,059.20
11.7
32
$17,126.85
2005
1,888
$5,564,500
$609,908.88
11
14
$43,564.92
2004
1,888
$6,602,865
$575,996.61
8.7
13
$44,307.43
2003
1,888
$6,488,856
$572,777.04
8.8
12
$47,731.42
2002
1,888
$4,596,075
$569,112.75
12.4
13
$43,777.90
2001
1,888
$4,080,846.40
$522,460.46
12.8
13
$40,189.26

All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.

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